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  Boy Scout Troop 87

Our church has been the chartered organization for BSA Troop #87 since its founding by Rev. Marcy Punnett in 1965. Since then, Troop #87 has produced 38 Eagle Scouts with 3 more in line to earn this prestigious award in 2011.

The objectives of Boy Scouting are to develop character, citizenship, and personal fitness. There is a strong spiritual component to this, and Boy Scouting is very much a part of the mission of our Church. We are one of many civic, faith-based, and educational organizations that operate Scouting units to deliver these programs to youth members, as well as the community at large.

This year there are 12 boys and 13 adults on the charter, which is slightly down from last year, but all are highly involved and dedicated individuals. Our adult leadership has a great depth of experience, with Steven Nagle as Scoutmaster, and Assistant Scoutmasters Raymond Carmody, Gary Peregrim, William Brodginski, Anthony Cecce, and Robert Byland.

Youth membership is available to boys ages 11 through 18, or as young as 10 if they have earned the Arrow of Light Award through Cub Scouting. The annual cost is $40 for youth, which includes membership and a subscription to Boys Life, and $25 for adult members. Scouting is an adventure in growth for youth and adults alike, and families are welcome regardless of whether the adult is able to dedicate time to the troop.

Plans for 2011 include the Klondike Derby at Park Station on February 12, Camp Cutler in March, fishing on April 16th, a Kayaking/Camping trip on May 28 & 29, white water rafting on the Black River on June 11 & 12, a week at Camp Tuscarora in July, and hiking and camping at Rickett's Glen in October.

Eagles of Troop 87:

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